High seas forecast

Issued by the Met Office at

For the period until

Storm warnings

Northerly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 at times in east of Denmark Strait and southwest of north Iceland until 020300UTC. At 011200UTC low 66 north 01 east 988 expected 61 north 03 east 975 by 021200UTC. Winds expected to reach storm force 10 at times from 020300UTC until 021200UTC in the western semicircle between 25 and 100 miles from the centre

General synopsis

At 011200UTC, low 66 north 01 east 988 expected 61 north 03 east 975 by 021200UTC. Low 67 north 20 west 998 losing its identity by same time. New low expected 59 north 38 west 1023 by that time. at 011200UTC, high 53 north 28 west 1038 expected 51 north 25 west 1030 by 021200UTC

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Sole

Northeast 5 or 6, backing northwest 3 or 4. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in southwest. Showers. Good.

Shannon

North backing northwest 4 to 6. Moderate, becoming rough in north. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Rockall

Westerly backing northwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north. Moderate or rough, becoming very rough, occasionally high later in north. Showers, wintry later. Good, occasionally poor.

Bailey

West 7 to severe gale 9, veering north or northwest 4 to 6. Rough or very rough, occasionally high. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Faeroes

West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9. Rough or very rough, occasionally high. Squally wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Southeast Iceland

Westerly gale 8 to storm 10, veering northerly 5 to 7. Very rough or high, occasionally rough in northwest. Squally wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.

East Northern Section

In north

Westerly 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwesterly 5 to 7, then northerly 4 to 6 later. Very rough or high, becoming rough. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor. Occasional moderate icing at first in northwest.

In south

Westerly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 4 to 6. Rough, occasionally very rough. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

West Northern Section

In north

Northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, becoming cyclonic 4 to 6. Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor. Occasional moderate icing at first in northwest.

In south

Cyclonic mainly westerly, 4 to 6. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

East Central Section

In north

Westerly or northwesterly 4 to 6. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in northeast. Showers. Mainly fair.

In south

Easterly or northeasterly 4 to 6. Moderate or rough. Showers. Mainly fair.

West Central Section

In north

Variable 2 to 4. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

In south

Easterly 5 to 7. Rough or very rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Denmark Strait

In east

Northerly gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7, then backing west 4 to 6 later. Very rough or high, becoming rough. Occasional snow or snow showers. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor. Severe or very severe icing until later with temperatures ms05 to ms08.

In west

Northeasterly 5 to 7, backing southwesterly 3 to 5. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate. Snow showers. Moderate, occasionally very poor. Moderate icing at first with temperatures ms03 to ms06.

North Iceland

In north

Northerly or northwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first. Snow showers. Moderate, occasionally very poor. Severe or very severe icing with temperatures ms08 to ms11.

In south

Cyclonic gale 8 to storm 10, becoming northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7. Very rough or high. Occasional snow or snow showers. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor. Moderate to severe icing with temperatures ms04 to ms07.

Norwegian Basin

Westerly 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic gale 8 to storm 10 for a time, then becoming northerly 6 to gale 8 later. Rough or very rough, occasionally high. Squally wintry showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for following 24 hours

Severe gales expected in West Northern Section, Denmark Strait and north Iceland with gales in Southeast Iceland, East Northern Section and Norwegian Basin.

Unscheduled storm warnings are broadcast via Safetynet and in bulletin WONT54 EGRR available via some internet and ftpmail outlets

Storm warnings

Storm warnings, issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Southeast Iceland, Denmark Strait, North Iceland and Norwegian Basin.

Issued:

Northerly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 at times in east of Denmark Strait and southwest of north Iceland until 020300UTC. At 011200UTC low 66 north 01 east 988 expected 61 north 03 east 975 by 021200UTC. Winds expected to reach storm force 10 at times from 020300UTC until 021200UTC in the western semicircle between 25 and 100 miles from the centre.